Bandha Triyam I

Tuning the Container


Bandha Triyam (the three primary locks, or seals of hatha yoga) are an essential component of the Bahiranga Sadhana (asana, mudra, pratyahara and pranayama).  Bandha serves to bridge the physical, energetic, and mental layers while building the inner power and absorbing the mind. Without mastering bandha triyam, from the gross physical to the subtle, the internal practices of hatha yoga have no chance of developing.  

This level I course will place emphasis on building a thorough understanding and embodiment of the physical layer of bandha triyam by "Tuning the Container".  

This course will build upon the foundation established in the workshop "Bandha Triyam - from the inside out".  Attendance at this workshop, while recommended, is not required for participation in this course.  This Course will be followed by Bandha Triyam II during the January thru March session in 2020.


To qualify for this course, students must be experienced with at least one Shadow Yoga prelude.



The course is taught progressively, so full participation is strongly recommended.  Individual sessions are only open to students experienced with all three Preludes and after first consulting with Mark. Drop-in fee: $29

Register for both Thursday and Saturday courses for $350 (send a check) 

8 Thursdays

Sept 19 to Dec 12*

6:00 - 7:15pm

6 Saturdays

Sept 21 to Dec 21*

9:30 - 10:45am


early bird $208

if paid by Sept 7


early bird $168

if paid by Sept 7

*Classes MEETS on these dates only:  Sept 21 & 28;  Oct 5;  Nov 2 & 16;  Dec 21

The Thursday and Saturday classes will work with similar themes, but with different points of emphasis and sequencing, so those who attend both will get a more comprehensive learning.  

Students who sign up for one of the days, can drop-in on the other day.  Also, any missed classes can be made up on the other day.  

*no class 10/10 & 24; 11/21 & 28;  12/5


2050 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA

(510) 859-7795

2050 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA

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